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Carbon capture becomes critical

Carbon capture has potential to greatly reduce embodied carbon in the building sector. From exploring carbon capture utilization storage (CCUS) and bringing innovative new products to market, Holcim US is committed to accelerating this new technology. 

Innovating for Impact
 

  • Holcim US works with the US Department of Energy and other organizations to pilot carbon capture systems in its cement plants 
  • These system captures CO2 gas created during the cement manufacturing process, compressing it into a liquid that is transported deep underground for safe storage 
  • Holcim is piloting 20 similar projects across the world with the potential of reducing four million tons of CO2 annually 
     
Holcim US and startup, Solidia Technologies®, partnered to develop an innovative reduced CO2 cement that will reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete using carbon capture technology.
Through this partnership, national outdoor landscaper EP Henry was the first to introduce a new line of pavers using Solidia® cement. 
Holcim US is working with the US Department of Energy to develop CCUS systems at it's Ste. Genevieve cement plant in Missouri and its Portland cement plant in Colorado.
Combined, the two projects have the potential to prevent the release of 4.5 million metric tons of CO2, per year.

“We recognize that in our industry, the ability to decarbonize is the real game changer. Our partnership with the U.S. DOE is a powerful example of how collaboration across industry, the public sector and academia can advance carbon capture, utilization and storage projects that are the critical steps to accelerating the transition to a net-zero future.”

Derick Dreyer, Head of Cement Industrial Performance, North America.

Reduced CO2 Products

Our clients are looking for more sustainable products and Holcim US provides several reduced and low-CO2 options for blended cement and concrete. Visit our Green Solutions page to discover our solutions today.